by Dana Cavalea May 12, 2021

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Hi Team...

Well, after a long 2-days of moving- I am back!

My life has been nothing but boxes and moving tape for the past few days... but now it is time to get to work, my favorite work: Coaching YOU!

Today, I want to talk about beliefs...

There really are only two kinds of beliefs that we have...

Winning Beliefs and Losing Beliefs..

I am yet to meet a winner that has most of their beliefs leaning towards the loser side....

The same is true of meeting losers. I am yet to see the majority of their beliefs leaning towards the winning side....

Do you see how with both parties, the winners and the losers I used words like "most" or "majority"?

Well- those words are strategic...

Here is why: BOTH groups are never completely free from loser-based thinking.. the loser group just does a hell of a lot more of it....

The loser group lives in the space of:

  • I have not done it before, therefore, I will probably not be good at it.
  • I am not good at _________________, so I stay away.
  • I tried that once and it didn't work out, so, I won't do that again.
  • X is to risky, you have a great chance of losing your money.
  • That segment is saturated and very competitive, there is no way I can breakthrough

The winner group lives in the space of:

  • I never did this before- I am excited to give it my best.
  • I am not the best at this, but I have a teammate that is awesome and will help me get the job done.
  • Life is a mix of wins and losses, as long as I will certainly win the more that I try.
  • Everything has risk attached to it, but as long as I am prepared, I will be confident taking the risks.
  • There is competition everywhere- which is good because I love to compete!

Do you see the difference in mentality?

Many winners do not even know they think this way- they just do.

The same is true of the loser group. They do not even know they think this way- they just do.

Coach, how do I go from loser-thinking to winning-thinking?


Step 1: Realize how you think by actually playing back what you are thinking in those moments of "weakness"

Step 2: Realize what you are saying when you speak. Today, most people just throw-up all day with word vomit- nervously talking. Instead, listen to the language you consistently use. Listen to what you are saying and the narrative you are building.

Step 3: Lean towards the winning side by editing your thoughts and your words in real time. If you think or say something of the loser mentality, simply over-ride it with a new positive thought.

We do this exercise in order to take advantage of the brains neuro-plasticity which allows us to rewrite even the most hardened of patterns.

What I find is that people do not change or advance because they think the same and talk the same for decades- then they believe this is who I am and these are my results.

Well- they are your results because you are not changing your thoughts and words- it takes work. Like everything else.

Do me and you a favor- for the next 12 hours- follow the 3-steps above. Be hyper-aware.

Let's go.

Make it happen.

Your Coach,



Dana Cavalea
Dana Cavalea

Dana Cavalea is the World Champion Director of Strength and Conditioning & Performance of the New York Yankees. Currently, he is a High Performance Speaker & Consultant to Pro Athletes, Entrepreneurs, Business Executives, and Workforces on lifestyle strategies to reduce stress, improve work/life integration, and most importantly improve daily performance /outcomes. Book Dana to Speak at your Company Event or Conference Today!

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